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Adv. Drawing & Painting



Welcome To Advanced Drawing and Painting!            

 

 

COURSE # 7701      GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12    LENGTH: 40 Weeks  CREDIT: 1

PREREQUISITE: Studio Art and Drawing 1 with an average of 85% or above and/or permission from instructor.

Students will explore composition, proportion, perspective, and value, while building on drawing and painting skills. Students will also be introduced to contemporary art practice and ideas, and have the opportunity to create self-directed work.

 

Students will be encouraged to take a creative approach in using a wide range of drawing and painting materials such as; pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint, watercolor, and digital media. Students are expected to push their technical and conceptual boundaries through creative thought and processes via criticism, art history, and research. The studio emphasizes various approaches to drawing and painting, from observation through still lifes, perspective, and portraiture as well as more conceptual ideas that combine reality with imagination.

 Course Content

The first semester of the course will focus on introducing a host of painting and drawing

media, color theory and combination techniques such as; pen and ink, pencil, oil pastel, charcoal, acrylic paints and mediums, watercolor, and digital media. Projects will be themed to include Book Illustration, Commercial Illustration and Medical Illustration. Observational skills and research will be stressed.

During the second semester, the primary emphasis will be on the development of an individual direction in the context of contemporary ideas and images in painting and drawing. Students will create an individualized plan that shows a creative approach to using a wide range of drawing and painting materials to create a threaded series of work. Students are expected to push their technical and conceptual boundaries through creative thought and processes via criticism, art history, and research. Students should be prepared to invest themselves in this class.

Each student will be required to keep a weekly journal/sketchbook. Each week requires drawing entries to assist in increasing visual perception. Writing entries are designed to increase aesthetic valuing through written analysis and interpretation of works of art.

 


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